Randy Couture Heaps Praise on Khabib Nurmagomedov
By FCF Staff
Randy Couture became one of the greatest fighters who ever lived, largely due to his grappling abilities, and “The Natural’s” a big fan of another renowned grappler, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Nurmagomedov has gone 26-0 to date in professional MMA, and is widely considered to be one of the best, if not the best, grappler in the sport. Recently Couture spoke with MMA Junkie about the upcoming bout between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, and while doing so, he heaped praise on the UFC’s lightweight champ.
“Not only does he not run his mouth and all the extracurricular stuff, but he’s got that grinding style that was kind of my forte,” Couture said. “So, I like the way he fights. Some people don’t like the way he fights – I think he’s brilliant.
“I think he’s exactly the type of fighter that’s going to give Conor McGregor trouble. We’ve seen that a little bit with Chad Mendes. We saw it a little bit with Nate Diaz – that style that forces him to fight on the ground off his back potentially is a style that’s going to give him trouble.”
Nurmagomedov and McGregor are going to fight in the headliner of UFC 229, which will take place on October 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.